Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Physics

Study the interplay between computer science and physics with the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Physics in Temple’s College of Science and Technology. The rigorous, 123-credit-hour program will prepare you for a career or graduate program in either or both fields, working in computer science or conducting physics research.

This interdisciplinary program in physics and computer science is intended for students with an interest in both, and for those who would like to fulfill the essential coursework for both majors within a four-year program.

The coursework for the Computer Science and Physics Degree is broken down into three overarching categories, including computer science, mathematics and physics. Through the program, you will build a solid foundation in

  • algorithms,
  • classical and modern mathematical physics and quantum mechanics,
  • data structures, and
  • programming and systems design.

Though Computer Science and Physics are offered separately, the joint degree provides an enriching experience of complementary academic fields. Computer science is the study of the design and use of computers, and physicians use computers to explore virtual realities and test theories. Toward the end of your undergraduate career, you will complete a capstone project by selecting one of the following courses

  • Experimental Physics,
  • Independent Research in Computer Science, or
  • Projects in Computer Science.

Classes and Curriculumn 

In this degree program, your classes will include

  • Classical Mechanics;
  • Data Structures;
  • Data Structures and Algorithms;
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Introduction to Systems Programming and Operating Systems; and
  • Mathematical Physics.

Learn more about Computer Science and Physics BS classes. 

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+1 Bachelor-Master Programs

The College of Science and Technology offers +1 accelerated Bachelor-Master programs. Students can earn a BA or BS and, at the end of the fifth year, an MA or MS. Coursework is completed over five years instead of taking the usual six-year course of study.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology’s +1 Bachelor-Master programs.

Dual Bachelor-Master Program for International Students

International students have the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree from their home institution and a graduate degree from Temple over five years. This multidisciplinary program includes undergraduate- and graduate-level coursework at Temple. Students are prepared for professional careers in today’s global economy and job market.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology’s Dual Bachelor-Master Program for international students.

3+4 Accelerated Programs

The College of Science and Technology offers accelerated 3+4 degree programs in a seven-year course of study, instead of the usual eight years. Qualifying undergraduate students can obtain a Computer Science and Physics Major from CST and a

  • Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the Kornberg School of Dentistry,
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the School of Podiatric Medicine,
  • Doctor of Medicine from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine or
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Medicine from the School of Pharmacy.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology’s 3+4 accelerated degree programs.

3+3 Accelerated Program

Qualified students can earn a Computer Science and Physics Major and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the College of Public Health over a five-year course of study, instead of taking the usual six years.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technologys 3+3 accelerated degree program.

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program

The College of Science and Technology Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program is designed for students planning to apply to medical school or pursue other health-related professions. The program offers the following two tracks.

  • The Basic Core in Health Sciences is intended for professionals who need the required science courses to apply to medical school.
  • The Advanced Core in Health Sciences is a program for current students who have met the premedical requirements and who seek advanced science coursework.

Both tracks include classes at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and the College of Science and Technology. Learn more about the College of Science and Technology’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

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